by RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator | TENNANT, Lady Pamela |
1907. first edition. With a Sketch by Arthur Rackham on Title-Page[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. TENNANT, Lady Pamela. The Children and the Pictures. London: William Heinemann, 1907.First edition. Small quarto (7 15/16 x 6 1/8 inches; 201 x 155 mm.). [ii, blank], [iii-vii], [i, blank], 234, [2, blank] pp. Title-page with drawing by Arthur Rackham printed in brown and black. Sixteen full-page color plates with protective tissue guards and five full-page black and white plates.Publisher's pink cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in black and lettered in gilt, spine lettered in black, lower cover decoratively stamped in blind. Neat early ink inscription on verso of front blank leaf. Minimal fading to spine, otherwise a fine copy.The twenty one plates reproduce famous paintings of the old masters including Hoppner, Romney, Reynolds, Hogarth, Morland, Cotman, Gainsborough, Turner, Raeburn, Nasmyth, and Bonington."There are beautiful pictures in the Tennant collection, and Lady Tennant is a charming writer about and for children. The combination makes 'The Children and the Pictures' one of the happiest book for children that we have seen -- a verdict borne out with acclamation by a keen critic of twelve to whom we have already submitted it. Not only are there stories, and good talks, and pretty fancies, and some delightful poems ranging from Skelton to the far later author of a charming poem about a miller, the pictures are reproduced in colour, so that the children who are not fortunate enough to live with the originals may yet learn early to know and to love them. (The times Press Review, 1907). (Inventory #: 03662)
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